“Ah ha” Moment with Paul Chilvers

At GLIDE’s Family Youth and Childcare Center (FYCC), kids continue to learn and grow after the last school bell rings. FYCC’s After School Program provides homework help and structured enrichment activities to give kids a full and specialized after school experience. Get to know Paul Chilvers, FYCC Lead Teacher for Grades 3-5.

Paul Chilvers, FYCC Lead Teacher, Grades 3-5

Paul Chilvers, FYCC Lead Teacher, Grades 3-5

What was your first GLIDE experience?
My first GLIDE experience was applying for the job as the lead teacher. Filming for “The Pursuit of Happyness” was still happening. The neighborhood was kind of rough, but I am from New York, so it didn’t scare me off.

What are your passions?
I have always been driven by a strong moral center and a desire to make an impression on the world. Teaching has always been my passion, and I look for ways to enrich the lives of others. I joke with my friends about the “Ah ha” moment you get when you are a teacher.  When you are teaching a young child a difficult concept, and all of a sudden, it clicks, and they say “Oooohhhhhh!!!” and get it.  That moment is like candy to me (without the calories).

Which of GLIDE’s Core Values do you strongly identify with? Why?
Loving and Hopeful is definitely my favorite value. In my work with the children it’s easy to see.

What song would be YOUR GLIDE soundtrack?
The Superman theme.

Cecil once said, “There’s no one way to live your life as long as you are authentic.” What does living an authentic life mean to you?
I believe we all have an innate sense of right and wrong. We can all FEEL good when we help a kid understand a rough math concept, or play tag with them. We can understand the RIGHTness of it. If we are living true to ourselves, and not lying to ourselves about anything, we are authentic. I feel like laughter and happiness are the natural outcomes of living authentically. There have been studies that show people who self-delude have a more challenged sense of humor. Understanding why something is funny requires insight, intelligence and honesty with one’s self. I look to make happiness in others.

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